Dry Cleaners & Launderettes

Professional Insurances for All Types of Dry Cleaners, Launderettes & Receiving Shops

Welcome to Dry Cleaners & Launderettes Insurance from AIC

Most independent High St insurance brokers have access to around 30 different insurers whilst we at AIC have over 140, that’s why our business & fleet insurance rates are noted as being some of the best available.

Whilst price is very important we know good service is also paramount and our staff, based in our Hemel Hempstead office, are very keen to help you find the right cover which is bespoke to your business.

We pride ourselves on finding the right solution for our customers and we can quickly assess your needs with guidance on pricing, try our ‘quick quote’ button where we aim to respond within just one hour (within usual office working hours 9-5 Mon-Fri).

Dry Cleaners & Launderettes Insurance Solutions

Receiving Shop

Our insurers provide a comprehensive package with covers such as goods in trust and goods in transit included as standard, plus the option to insure the dry cleaner or launderette alongside your receiving shop.

Dry Cleaner / Laundry

It’s so important you have the right insurance company beside you in this high risk industry. Our staff have been insuring businesses in this industry for many years, with a bespoke insurance panel, we’re here to help you now, so please give us a call.


Our dedicated team is here to guide with providing an insurance product which is right for your business and meets all of your unique requirements, why not give us a call to discuss and assist you with this matter.

Launderette (Unattended)

Whether the machinery is only sometimes unmanned, your business needs to make sure your policy is tailored to meet this requirement. Please contact one of our experts who can offer assistance and advice in this increasingly limited market.

Shoe Repairer

Whether just a small portion of your business activities, it is crucial that you have an insurer who can accommodate this trade, why not give one of our experts call to help produce a bespoke insurance product for your business.

Commercial Dry Cleaner/Launderette

When dealing with commercial contracts it is paramount that your insurance policy provides tailored cover to meet your businesses individual needs, please contact one of our experts to help guide you to an insurance solution.

What can this policy cover?


Our Insurers have tailor made insurance products designed to cover the stock, machinery, office equipment, glass front & non-fixed fittings to provide your business with stability.

Goods in Trust

When in an industry where clients trust you with their possessions, it is crucial that you have goods in trust cover for when the unfortunate occurs, our insurers have tailored policies specific designed for dry cleaners and launderettes and even offer this cover for items as delicate as wedding dresses.

Public & Employers Liability

Ensuring the staff are covered for all their activities whilst carrying out their duties, as well as protecting the public.

Products Liability

Provides legal liability for accidental injury, damage to a tangible property, pollution or contamination subject to the product leaving the insured’s control or custody and the particular event happening during the period of insurance at a particular location.

Goods in Transit

Whether it be loss of stock or goods in trust whilst in transit with the UK, our insurers can provide cover which keeps your business on track.

Commercial Legal Protection

Covering legal costs when the business needs it most can be very inexpensive if cover is purchased in advance some of our bespoke products include free legal protection with a £100,000 limit of indemnity.
What's included?
  • Whether you need cover for everything or you’re just concerned over one specific piece of cover, we can formulate a bespoke package of insurance around your business.

  • A dedicated account handler will look after you, from sales through to claims, so you’ll always know who you’re dealing with.

  • Our pricing is constantly monitored and from a wide range of insurers, so you’ll always get the best quote.

Need help?

Talk to one of our friendly consultants to assess your needs and find a bespoke insurance solution to suit your business.

How to make a claim

Whilst you normally have an emergency phone number stated on your policy documents, we always recommend talking to your account handler first.

Accreditations and Awards
Frequently Asked Questions
  • One of the very first questions you will be asked for an insurance quotation is your trade, as this will determine what covers you will need most. A garage fixing cars will want a motor-trade policy covering them for various customer vehicles in their control, whereas an architect may want Professional Indemnity cover to insure their advice given is protected.

    Some insurance cover may be a legal requirement such as Employers Liability for staff, or Third Party cover on any road going vehicles.

    There’s a long list of various types of policy cover available (examples and links below) and we can talk you through their purpose and cost, and feel free to call one of our friendly consultants.

  • Using a dedicated insurance broker provides benefits completely unseen when using a comparison site. With AIC, you’re afforded your own dedicated account manager who specialises in the cover you are seeking. Getting to know our clients is paramount to our customer service dedication and getting to know you AND your requirements is part of that. When you use a price comparison website, you are quite literally just a number and just a click-cost.

  • With any type of cover it is important to present insurers with all the information that will or could possibly affect the way they look at the risk. If this is not provided, insurers have the right to walk away from a claim, to change terms at the time of a claim, or reduce an amount paid depending on which law the insurance adheres to.

    A good insurance broker (like AIC) should not be afraid to ask the right questions of a potential policy holder, or suggest ideas that will help in the risk management of the cover in question. Insurance is there to help you in the event of a problem, and it makes no sense to cut corners on something so important. We’re here to help you!

  • We hate call centres as much as you! Our phones will never be answered by a call centre and only by a staff member. You only deal with your allocated account advisor, so you know who you will be dealing with every time you need to reach out to us.

  • There are two main ways you can pay your insurance: the full sum to cover the next 12 months upfront, or in 12 monthly instalments over an annual period.

    The major drawback to monthly payments is paying by instalment usually makes the total cost of cover higher than it would be if you paid in one go. This is because the insurance company is effectively lending you the money to pay the premium, so it will charge you what amounts to interest on the repayments you make across the year.

    By paying In full you are clearing your entire payment all in one go, meaning the insurance company won’t have to lend you the money and you won’t be due any premiums on the loan.

  • Great question and one we can of course help you with! Business insurance premiums are arrived at by the analysis of your likeliness to have a loss. When you apply for coverage, your information will be analysed by an underwriter who is responsible for determining whether or not they will consider writing a policy for you. Each business has completely different circumstances and we highly advise you to get in contact with us so we can understand and advise in the best possible way.

Talk to one of our friendly consultants to assess your needs and find a bespoke insurance solution to suit your business.

01442 24 24 00

7 High St, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP1 3AA